Friday, September 23, 2005

Froomkin poses an interesting question

In Fool Me Once, Froomkin dares to suggest the following:
Will any member of the White House press corps risk scorn from McClellan -- and maybe even mockery from colleagues -- by asking the press secretary to set the record straight about what appears to be an utterly scurrilous report in the National Enquirer that Bush is hitting the booze again? Some brave soul should.
The press certainly didn't hesitate to ask Clinton about reports of womanizing that appeared in such tabloids, so why shouldn't this be raised? All in the interest of putting the story to rest, of course. So why is this story circulating in the first place?